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PBS
Feb 8, 2013 10:00pm PST
-winning humorist dave barry about miami, the "insane city" that's the focus of his new novel. >> the people come from everywhere, people just weird people are attracted to miami. the wildlife is weird, the weather is weird, it's a festering stew of weirdness. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: bnsf railway. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. and... >> this program was de ssible b the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: millions of people in the northeast and new england battened down for a weekend blizzard today. forecasters warned it could be one for the record books. by this afternoon, the gathering storm was beginning to whiten the landscape for hundreds of miles, with long
PBS
Feb 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
, and schools closed in a number of cities. forecasters predicted new england would get the worst of it with up to three feet of snow likely in boston. mayor thomas menino. >> this is a storm of major proportions. stay off the roads. stay home. let the public works crews do their job. >> brown: the region also braced for winds reaching 75 miles an hour that will pile up drifts and almost guarantee widespread power outages. as ever, the threat prompted shoppers to pack stores, stocking up on supplies. >> this is panic shopping, so bread, milk, a snow shovel in case our snow shovel breaks. >> you've got to plan ahead. a couple feet of snow would shut everything down and, who knows, it could be a couple of days, right? >> brown: in new york city, predictions called for as much as a foot of snow, and mayor michael bloomberg said the city had marshaled an army of plows and salt trucks. >> the sanitation department will deploy something like 1,700 snowplows and 65 front-end loaders. it also has 450 salt-spreaders already deployed. >> brown: the storm also focused new concern on the new york and new j
PBS
Feb 1, 2013 5:30pm PST
,500 troops. they've been in mali for four weeks fighting against islamic extremists. in mexico city, rescue workers kept up their search for survivors of an explosion at the offices of mexico's state-run oil company. the blast happened late yesterday, killing at least 33 people and wounding 121 others. rescue workers dug through the rubble of the basement and first three floors of the building ere about 2 people worked. e causof t blast is still unknown and authorities are investigating. the retired cardinal of los angeles, roger mahony, was relieved of all his public duties today by his successor. it came as the diocese released thousands of previously secret documents showing he shielded priests who sexually abused children decades ago. the public censure was unparalleled in the american catholic church. mahony will still be able to celebrate mass and can vote for pope until he turns 80, two years from now. u.s. secretary of energy stephen chu announced today he's stepping dn. during his tenure, he came under fire for the handling of a solar energy loan to solyndra. it later went bankrupt
CBS
Feb 1, 2013 6:00pm EST
against islamic extremists. in mexico city rescue workers kept up their search for survivors of an explosion at the offices of mexico's state-run oil company. the blast happened late yesterday, killing at least 33 people and wounding 121 others. rescue workers dug through the rubble of the basement and first three floors of the building where about 250 people worked. the cause of the blast is still unknown and authorities are investigating. the retired cardinal of los angeles, roger mahony, was relieved of all his public duties today by his successor. it came as the diocese released thousands of previously secret documents showing he shielded priests who sexually abused children decades ago. the public censure was unparalleled in the american catholic church. mahony will still be able to celebrate mass and can vote for pope until he turns 80, two years from now. u.s. secretary of energy stephen chu announced today he's stepping down. during his tenure, he came under fire for the handling of a solar energy loan to solyndra. it later went bankrupt and laid off all its workers.
NBC
Feb 2, 2013 5:00am PST
? >> guys, so much going on down there. this city knows how to do it right. the first time new orleans hosts the super bowl since hurricane katrina. a rashlgab a remarkable job getting this city ready for the thousands converging upon new orleans. the music plays 24 hours a day. a lot of the fans we spoke to. they are divided into three groups, ravens fans, 49ers fans, and people looking for any excuse to be on bourbon street for 24 straight hours. got that? we will check in with the harbaugh brothers who will be going up against each other and catch up with some celebrities. so much more coming up. we'll check back in a bit. >> sounds like somebody did an all nighter. >> i think so. for work. had to do it for work, right, jenna? >> toothpicks. am i flurry eyed yet? all for work. >> we'll see you in a bit. >>> in terms of other news, a new milestone for wall street. dow closes for the first time since the financial crisis. what that means for you and your money. >> and a new chapter for hillary clinton. former secretary of state is waking up this morning. probably still sleeping in. without
NBC
Feb 2, 2013 7:00am EST
, there's so much going on down here. this city knows how to do it right. this will be the 10th time they've hosted. the first time since katrina. they've done a terrific job for getting ready for the tens of thousands that are converging on new orleans for the food and music which, i've found out, plays 24 hours a day. we spoke to a lot of fans -- i found out they're divided into three groups. the raven' fans, 49ers' fans, and people looking to be on bourbon street for 24 straight hours. you hear all that? we'll hear from them and hear from the harbaugh brothers going up against each other in this unprecedented super bowl, and we'll catch up with celebrities that we ran into along the way. so much more coming up in the next two hours. we'll check back with you. >> sounds like somebody did an all-nighter. >> i think so. for work. for work, right? >> two things. >> reporter: am i bleary-eyed yet? all for work, all for work. >> thanks. we'll see you in a bit. >>> meantime, in terms of other news, there's a new milestone for wall street. the dow closing over 14,000 for the first time since t
MSNBC
Feb 1, 2013 3:00pm PST
, who are cutting their city and state budgets. what we know is in 2010, we had a huge overtake of these gubernatorial positions by republicans who are primary republicans who are cutting these government jobs, often jobs that provided an opportunity to lift into the middle class, so many working class people, especially people of color. >> this is one of the reasons why the black unemployment numbers have not gone because we are over-indexed in the public sector. that the state and local republicans are cutting those programs, those agencies and those jobs. >> and, remember -- >> and blaming it on obama. >> and we're over-represented there because it is the one place where the laws of antidiscrimination have been most clearly taken care of. it has been hard to get the pry vat sector to focus affirmatively on furthering the possibility of diverse work force. but government had been able to do its at the sate level. so cutting jobs, cutting a disproportionate share of the minority jobs and then blaming president obama for doing it and then saying oh, this is all worse under presi
MSNBC
Feb 1, 2013 5:00pm PST
political instincts above all. he was new yorker, former new york city mayor ed koch died early this morning of congestive heart failure. he was 88 years old. after serving in congress, mayor koch was elected to three times in city hall from 1978 to 1989. koch never married and had no children, but as his "new york times" obituary put it, he was survived by new york itself. koch liked to ask people, you know, how am i doing? eugene robinson, what's his legacy? >> well, as a practical matter, he improved the city's finances tremendously. but really what he did was personify the city, in my view, at a time when it could use that sort of larger than life figure. and he kind of -- his ebullience and determination and drive i think gave a boost in and of themselves to a city that was in pretty bad shape. >> michelle, this was a man who was not afraid to infuriate liberals. >> yeah. i think he seemed to delight in it. in some ways he was kind of the prototypical neo conservative, somebody who started on the left, who started out very liberal, and then made his political career being tough on crime
CBS
Feb 19, 2013 7:00am EST
. these if into effect during the day wednesday and will last in some cases through friday. from the twin cities of minneapolis and st. paul through south dakota, nebraska missouri kansas, and affecting highways 90 70 80 and 35. pretty heavy snow on the way. the storm is moving on shore today in the pacific northwest. it's coastal rain and mountain snow potentially over a foot in the sierra-nevada range. rain for los angeles coming up later tonight. then the storms moves through the rockies tonight and by early tomorrow with storms firing from austin to dallas. there could be severe weather. snow and ice starting to develop in parts of oklahoma and working up through kansas city. here's the forecast for the snowfall. starting tomorrow and lasting through the day friday, that pink area is where we could have over a foot and a half of snow with a lot of wind. blowing and drifting an issue. up toward the twin cities, maybe up to three to six inches of snow. bottom line, it looks like a mess. on the east side of the storm, there should be heavy flooding rain for the gulf coast. >>> fo
ABC
Feb 1, 2013 6:00am PST
fire a nominee is facing from >> daly city, dublin, los gatos and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> just updated the visibility. can you see it is improved in napa and novato but santa rosa the fog will stay for the morning, with half a mile. you can see a lot of haze around the rest of our neighbor, ten miles visibility from yesterday are there but it is not a "spare the air" day. more fog, more haze through the morning, 37 to 43 is our spread. check out the sunshine in mid-50's to 60, and around 4:00, another bright day with sunglasses needed throw mid-60's and a quiet evening with a lot of stars and cool temperatures, mid-40's to low 50's. enjoy. kristen? >> we are continuing to monitor breaking news from oakland where an amber alert is issued and oakland police are looking for a chevrolet pickup truck gray in color license plate 7n79574. that is a california plate. the child involved is a one-year-old girl, described as african-american, abducted in oak, near 90th avenue and was taken by her father, and he is described as being armed with a rifle and handgun. >> happening to
CBS
Feb 19, 2013 7:00am PST
into effect during the day wednesday and will last in some cases through friday. from the twin cities of minneapolis and st. paul through south dakota nebraska missouri, kansas and affecting highways 90 70 80 and 35 some heavy snow on the way. the storm is moving onshore in the pacific northwest, it's coastal rain and mountain snow potentially over a foot in the sierra nevada range. some hurricane force wind gusts in some of the high terrain as well. rain in los angeles later tonight and the storm moves through the rockyies late tonight and storms firing from austin to dallas there could be severe weather and snow and ice developing in parts of oklahoma and working up through kansas city. here is the forecast for the snowfall starting tomorrow and lasting through the day friday, that pink area is where we could have over a foot and a half of snow with a lot of wind so blowing and drifting an issue, bottom line it looks like a mess and on the east side of the storm there should be heavy flooding rain for the gulf coast. >>> for the 33rd day in a row the price o
ABC
Feb 6, 2013 7:00am EST
, the biggest of the winter, on track for the northeast. could it be a lot of snow headed for some major cities? guess who we're going to ask. sa sam. >> models started to show this last night. we've had a split flow in the jet stream. we've had a northern jet and a southern jet. this has been small nuisancemakers and storms. but what begins to happen is those two positions start to phase together. let me get back to the graphic. i want to show you -- max, will you run that through. to the eastern side. here's what happens. these two lows that are right now, really far apart, get really close in sync and phase off the eastern seaboard. where this happens depends who gets snow and who gets rain. it's going to happen from the carolinas towards probably boston. wherever this happens, there's a lot of snow with this storm and southern rain. there will be mixing, as well. as far as exact totals, we're not going to do that tonight into tomorrow. buffalo, albany, 6 to 12-inch snowfalls. new york, 3 to 6 for that area. philly, a little less. 1 to 3. boston, 12 to 24 inches of snow. some places in maine
FOX Business
Feb 28, 2013 9:20am EST
. the governor says he will sue any city in colorado that bans fracking. more on that in just a couple of minutes. we're going to talk about that and a whole lot more with our company this hour, and our company is elizabeth macdonald, charles payne and nicole petallides. look at the big board for a second. the dow is up 10 points. we got a miserable number on gross domestic product, the big picture economy this morning. it's only growing .1% a year. now look at that -- one of the stocks that really is moving, an individual stock. it is groupon. not good news there. give us the full story, nicole. nicole: groupon big loser, down about 24% here. when you talk about groupon, you talk about daily deals. what they have had to do is cut the costs so that the merchants will get on there and give the deals and be involved with this type of company, which is obviously over the internet, people can go locally and get these great deals in their neighborhood, whether it's a restaurant or a salon, or whatever. in the meantime, they are really not making the money they had hoped and the stock is a big loser. s
MSNBC
Feb 1, 2013 1:00pm PST
have left dozens dead and prompted president morsi to declare a state of emergency in three cities along the suez canal. all of this in a nation that john kerry in his confirmation hearings declared crucial to our objectives in the region. joining us now from cairo, nbc news foreign correspondent ayman mohadine. >> i apologize, go ahead. >> you go ahead. tell us what's the latest from egypt? >> well, is just going to update us really quickly on the news we're getting about the rise in casualty figures. class slashes ha clashes have been taking place outside the presidential palace. there have been fatalities. the riot police have been firing tear gas to keep the protesters pushed further back. we also under the profetesters have been fired molotov cocktails. it is a very chaotic situation that is still developing at this hour. >> ayman, our relationship with egypt obviously very critical. one of the things that has been our point of leverage is the aid that we provide to the military, but these clashes, as you mentioned, are with the police forces. what's happening in the relations
PBS
Feb 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
of the capital, a smoke rose over the city as government forces fought back with artillery. they're trying to hold the core of the city, the main stronghold for president bashar al-assad. in northern mali, french ground troops battled islamist rebels overnight, outside the city of gao. it was new evidence that while the french have retaken key cities, the insurgents have not yet been routed from the countryside. meanwhile, french and malian soldiers found caches of industrial-strength explosives and makeshift bomb labs. the rebels had hidden them outside gao. u.s. investigators said today they are not ready to rule that lithium ion batteries used in boeing's 787 dreamliners are inherently unsafe for aviation. instead, the national transportation safety board said manufacturers need to build in better safeguards. at the same time, the board said investigators are still weeks away from determining what caused a battery fire on a japan airlines dreamliner in boston. in the meantime, all 50 of the planes in service, remain grounded. budget battle cries echoed up and down pennsylvania avenue in
MSNBC
Feb 22, 2013 7:00pm EST
-american and other minority votes zoomed. >> they lost the cities. losing more educated white voters along with minority voters and part of the problem is them. the messaging they use for their base turns off obviously younger people. turns off women. turns off minorities and this time they really got minorities excited about voting. when you do things to prevent people from voting, that made that vote solidify and come out and visit in 2008. >> this is the problem they have. the leadership, michael gerschwins of the world, they alienate the people who vote for the party. >> angry guy in arizona. >> john mccain, town hall meeting. there is a reason why a lot of mo more centrists did not run last night, all of the crazies, and mitt romney and if you see turning out as we play the clips from the republican debate, the audience was one -- they don't care what michael says about republicans need new poverty programs or new ways to structure the government to make it work. >> environmental programs. >> they don't care. a lot of this for them is cultural. they want to go back it whatever they th
MSNBC
Feb 2, 2013 11:00am PST
back marcus allen and his take on concussions and kids in the sport and the clash in the crescent city. president obama shifting focus back to the economy after encouraging economic news friday. >> home prices are starting to climb again and car sales at a five-year high. manufacturing is roaring back. the business created 2.2 million jobs last year and our economy created more jobs than econom t economists originally thought. >> jones industrial average closed about 14,000 on friday, the highest since 2007. the los angeles mayor has put an end to speculation that he will be joining the obama cabinet. there is talk he might be transportation secretary. he said he will finish out his term as mayor. in massachusetts, former senator scott brown said he will not be running for the senate seat vacated by john kerry, but there is speculation that brown could have his eye on the governor's seat when patrick steps down in 2014. we will take you to boston to big deeper into that story later in the show. a whole lot to get to first. vice president biden is in germany and talking international s
CSPAN
Feb 13, 2013 8:00pm EST
responsibilities were during her years at ci -- years at citi. these are important questions. if you are confirmed -- if you are confirmed, you will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the very practices undertaken by the city units that you once operated. for example, you will be responsible for coordinating a limitation of the so-called -- volkcker rule. you have stated that you support that rule. if you are to be confirmed, it could lead to an awkward situation in which your rule as chair you would effectively be saying, financial firms, do as i say and not what i did. these are not trivial matters. if the committee was given time to examine your records more carefully before the hearing, i'm sure many of these impressions may have been answered. we would have to explore some of these matters here today. finally, i want to mention, i told you that i was very dissatisfied with the treasury department's level of responsiveness to our letters, both the chairman and mind, as well as letters from our colleagues. you pledged to made to maintain frequent consultation with members of th
MSNBC
Feb 1, 2013 2:00pm PST
fadden's brilliant obituary in today's norgets. he called koch the master showman of city hall who parlayed shrewd political instincts and plenty of chutzpah in three tumultuous terms of mayor of new york with all the tenacity, zest, and combativeness that personified his city of golden dreams. he used to walk the streets of new york asking how am i doing? ed koch was 88. we're all having such a great year in the gulf, we've decided to put aside our rivalry. 'cause all our states are great. and now is when the gulf gets even better. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride or just lay in the sun. enjoy the wildlife and natural beauty. and don't forget our amazing seafood. so come to the gulf, you'll have a great time. especially in alabama. you mean mississippi. that's florida. say louisiana or there's no dessert. mcfadden's brilliant obituary in he used to walk the streets of of us who call the gulf home. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a littl
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 7:00am PST
bunker for nearly a week. mark strassmann is in midland city alabama w new details on the raid that ended with the death of the kidnaper. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. on ethan's birthday fbi bomb technicians will be back inside the bunker for looking for and removing improvised explosives. the body will stay at least until this bomb threat is over. >> we're here to celebrate answered prayer. >> reporter: they called it a praise vigil people in ethan's community gathering last night to give thanks the little boy was safely back with his mother. fbi photos show the exterior of the underground bunker. bomb technicians have removed two improvised explosives, one inside the bunker the other inside this pvc pipe that jimmy lee dykes used to talk to negotiators. the standoff ended monday when dykes climbed the eight-foot ladder to get supplies. as he reached up he was off balance and vulnerable. when dykes opened the door rescue team members dropped two stun grenades their loud noises and flashes disoriented. within seconds has members entered the bu
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 7:00am EST
as a hostage in a bunker for a week. >> mark strassmann is in midland city, alabama, with new detail os testify raid that ended with the death of the kidnapper. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. ethan's birthday. fbi technicians are still in the bunker. they're looking for and removed improvised explosives left behind. jimmy dykes' body is also inside and will stay there until the bomb threat is over. >> we're here to celebrate answered prayer. >> reporter: they called it a praise vigil. people in ethan's community coming together to pray in th k than thanksgiving for his rereturn to his mother. fbi has discovered two explosives, one inside the bunker and one inside the pvc pipe that jimmy dykes used to talk to negotiators. it ended when he climbed the 8-foot ladder. when he reached up he was off balance and vulnerable. ethan was away from the lad err and relatively protects. they dropped two stun grenades. their loud noises and flashes disoriented him. within seconds 14 members entered the bunker. officials described a fire fight. they believe dykes fired first
CSPAN
Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm EST
of the very practices under shaken by the city units that you once operated. for example, as treasury secretary he would be responsible for coordinating implementation of the so-called looker rules, which is intended to separate proprietary trading from the federally insured financial activities. you stated that you support the rule, and yet you were the chief operating officer for the units engaged in the sort of the activities the rule was meant to prevent. therefore if you were to be confirmed it could lead to an awkward situation in which your role as the chair of the fsoc from tester of the fsoc coming to effectively saying to the financial firms do as i say, not as i did. now these are not trivial matters. indeed, they bear directly on your qualifications to serve as the next treasury secretary. if the committee was given time to examine the record more thoroughly before today's hearing, i'm sure many of the questions that have already been answered. we have to explore some of these matters here today. finally, i just want to mention that when we met the nomination i told you th
MSNBC
Feb 9, 2013 11:00am PST
, live pictures here, it's a picture from boston, the city hit with more than 21 inches of snow. streets not passable. we will bring you up to date on the storm. boston's mass transit system will be closed until monday at the early yeft, boston on logan airport is set to reopen at 11:00 tonight. bradley airport is remaining closed, the situation will be reevaluated at 6:00, two hours from now. roo rhode island's ban will be lifted. and connecticut as well are removing the ban. i believe we have a live look at hart ford, connecticut, you see there's folks starting to get back out on the streets. that car we just saw in front of the snow plow is about 9 minutes ahead of the travel ban being lifted. you see folks there starting to make their way around as the dig-out begins. some 600,000, more than 600,000 homes and businesses across northeast are in the dark right now. >>> back to politics. president obama not the only person giving a in anticipated speech. florida senator, marco -- rubio will be delivering the gop's response to the state of the union. it's the first time it's going to be
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2013 1:00pm PST
these major city that is were largely black and brown. the republican party today is still playing on that script. as we know with the demographic shifts, that's a losing proposition if you stay with it for so long. what they've done is instead, they have recruited some very able candidates, ted cruz, marco rubio, people of color who can carry the gop banner who are certainly absolute conservatives, but the issue is it is not who carries the banner. it's what that flag stands for. and unless and until the republican party does some real work, real hard look at its policy and just how, you know, the animosity they have had through black and brown communities, until they do that work i don't see a pathway back. >> in another article roger says this about the president. i'm quoting him. he's too busy getting the middle class to hate rich people, blacks to hate whites. i'm now going to quote the third sentence, the third sentence of the president's inaugural address last month. what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin, nor the tenets of our faith or the origins of
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